Choosing the BI Tool that is Right For You

Choosing the BI Tool That is Right for You Choosing a BI tool for your organization can be tedious. Get the decision right, and you’re a hero. Choose a tool that ends up not meeting people’s needs and being too … Read More

Tableau Parameter Buttons

How to Create Custom Buttons in Tableau

Buttons are ubiquitous and self-explanatory to use, and yet it feels like our options for creating and implementing them in Tableau can be quite limited. Not anymore! This guide will walk you through the steps needed to create beautiful and functional buttons in Tableau for a variety of needs. … Read More

The CALCULATE() Function in Power BI

The CALCULATE() Function in Power BI For readers familiar with Power BI, you already know that the CALCULATE function is one of the most important DAX functions in the platform. This function is commonly used, extremely useful, and opens up … Read More

How to Create YTD Calculations in Power BI​

How to Create YTD Calculations in Power BI Recently, Tessellation put out a blog covering how to create Year to Date (YTD) calculations in Tableau, which you can find here. Regardless of what industry or company you work in, comparing … Read More

How to Create YTD Calculations in Tableau

How to Create YTD Calculations in Tableau One of the most commonly requested items in Tableau dashboarding is to show your metrics as Year to Date (YTD), Prior Year to Date (PYTD), and Year over Year change (YoY). Although seemingly … Read More

Creating a Measures Table in Power BI

Creating a Measures Table in Power BI When navigating through your data model in Power BI Desktop, it’s easy to get lost, especially if you have a data model with several tables and a multitude of measures. In order to … Read More

3 Reasons Why You Should Change Careers into Data Analytics in 2021

At this point in your career, I’m guessing you are probably curious about the world of data analytics. Perhaps you feel stuck in your current job during the pandemic and want to know how feasible a career switch into data analytics is. … Read More

Alteryx2021.1

Alteryx 2021.1

Alteryx 2021.1 What’s New?   In the following, we’ll examine some of our favorite features that in the newest release of Alteryx – let’s get into it!  Power to the Process in 2021.1 We have our first NEW release of … Read More

Import v Direct Query: Here’s What You Need to Know

Import v Direct Query: Here’s What You Need to Know One of the first things any Power BI developer needs to know is whether to check that Import or Direct Query box while connecting to data in Power BI Desktop. … Read More

Using the Optimization Tool in Alteryx

Using the Optimization Tool in Alteryx As any user can attest, Alteryx is a fantastic and powerful tool. With well over 100 pre-built tools you can quickly and easily clean messy data, perform calculations, or analyze spatial information. Because Alteryx … Read More